Obituaries A-C

CAMPBELL, John Murray
Obituary, Canadian Champion, Sept. 17, 1953


A former resident of Milton, John M. Campbell died Wednesday, September 9th at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton. Born in Milton, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. D.W. Campbell, and grandson of John White who was prominent in the early political history of Halton.

Mr. Campbell was educated in Milton, and started his banking career in the Bank of Hamilton here. In later years he managed branch banks at Guelph and Winnipeg and was manager of the Canadian Bank of Commerce at Dundas. Since his retirement he had lived in Hamilton, recently at 94 East Ave. South.

Mr. Campbell’s wife, Isobel Douglas Campbell, predeceased him in 1945. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. R.B. Forsayeth of Burlington, and Miss Frances G. Campbell at home; two sons, John D. of Wolfe Island, and E. Douglas of South Bend, Ind.; a sister, Miss Lisle Campbell of Toronto; three brothers, Norman, Edward and William, all of Toronto; seven grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

The funeral service was held on Friday, September 11, in Hamilton. Interment followed in Woodland Cemetery, Hamilton.

The Patriot, Fulton, NY June 12, 1995 Obituaries

Waldo D. Castor

Waldo D. Castor, 83, of 1680 Baldwin Rd., Fulton, and formerly of Redfield, died June 8 at Oswego Hospital.

A native of Redfield, Mr. Castor was educated in Redfield schools and graduated from Vocational High School in Syracuse. He moved to Fulton a year ago

He formerly was employed as an electrician and carpenter for Strickland Inc. at Camillus. He retired in 1975.

Surviving are his wife the former Dora Schoults, two nephews and two nieces.

Private services were held with the Rev. Jim Horth, officiating. Burial was in Greenboro cemetery, Redfield. Contributions may be made to Redfield Fire Department. Summerville Funeral Home, Sandy Creek, was in charge of arrangements.

CHAUFTY,  Charles J.
Newspaper Clipping dated Saturday, May 31, 1986

Charles J. Chaufty, Adams, 80, Dies

Adams – Charles J. Chaufty, 80, North Park St. Extension, died Friday night at the House of Good Samaritan, Watertown, (NY) where he had been a patient for 3 weeks.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Piddock Funeral Home with Rev. Virgil Hager, pastor of the Sandy Creek Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Maplelawn cemetery, Sandy Creek. Calling hours will be 2 to 4 ad 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mr. Chaufty is survived by his wife Ella; three daughters Mrs. Donald (Shirley) Staie, Adams, Mrs. Ruth Edwards, Mannsville, and Mrs. Betty Babbitt, Roscoe, nine grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

A sister, Mrs. Leona William died in 1930.

Born Aug. 21, 1905 in the Town of Ellisburg, the son of Frederick and Sarah Cushman Chaufty, he attended Union Academy at Belleville.

He married Emeline Clemons Aug. 1, 1925. The couple farmed in the Log-London area near Belleville. She died in 1938.

He married Ella Mae Babbitt  April 21, 1951 in Pulaski.

In 1955 Mr. Chaufty sold his farm annd became a partner with Dewitt Shepherd in their Rural Hill Sand and Gravel Corp. in Belleville. He became sole owner of the corporation in 1960 and in 1976 sold the business to his daughter and son-in-law, Don and Shirley Staie.

Mr. and Mrs. Chaufty have lived in Adams for the past 30 years.

CHASE, Minerva French Taylor
The Kansas Optimist, Thursday, August 17, 1950, pg 1

Mrs. Minerva Chase

Minerva French was born on April 16th, 1867, the daughter of David and Caroline French near Ingersol, Ontario, Canada. Here she grew to womanhood and on December 14th, 1883, she was married to Wm. L. Taylor. To this union five children were born, two of these preceded her in death. The three living are Mrs. W.C. Frisby of Jamestown, Ernie Taylor of Concordia and Alfred Taylor of Branson, Mo. Her first husband passed away June 13th, 1903, near Jamestown, Kansas, and was laid to rest in the Fairview Cemetery.

On July 12th, 1905, she was united in marriage to Mr. Ray C. Chase of Norway, Kansas. To this union two children were born, John and Maye. Both preceded her in death. Mr. and Mrs. Chase made their home on a farm near Norway, Kansas, for many years. Two years ago they moved to Concordia, Kansas to live. On January 15, 1950, Mrs. Chase was stricken with pneumonia and was in the St. Joseph Hospital for a short time. She was then moved to her son’s home, Mrs. Ernie Taylor, where she remained until nine weeks ago when she was brought to the home of her daughter, Mrs. W.C. Frisby. Here she was tenderly cared for until she passed away on Sunday morning of this week.

She leaves to mourn the loss of a good and faithful wife and mother, her husband, Mr. Ray Chase, three children, Lettie, (sic) Ernie and Alfred and many other relatives and a host of friends, all of whom will miss her sadly. Mrs. Chase was a member of the United Brethren Church of Norway, Kansas.

Mother Dear, you haven’t left us tho’ on you have passed from the shadows of earth to the sunlight above, for so many sweet memories are holding you fast to the homes you have blest with your presence and love.

Funeral services were held at the Blachly Funeral home with the Rev. D. Smith of Concordia officiating. Pall bearers were Mr. J. Melhus, Mrs. Axel Hedstrom, Mr. George Figgins, Mr. Athol Scott, Mr. Roy Moore of Norway and Mrs. Roy Williams of Jamestown. The body was laid to rest at the Fairview Cemetery east of Jamestown

CLARK, Harry Potter
Watertown Daily Times (NY) – October 23, 2002


Harry Potter Clark, 91, Howe Street, died Sunday afternoon at Samaritan Medical Center.

Born May 21, 1911, in Dexter, a son of Edwin Clifford and Florence Kellogg Doner Clark, he graduated from Dexter High School and worked at the Globe Store in Watertown for 10 years. He then owned a service station in Baggs Corners which he operated during summers, working winters in Florida at J.C. Penney and Maas Brothers.

When Pine Camp opened as a base for 4th Armored Division, he opened and supervised the Post Exchange. He entered the Army in 1942 and served the Eastern Defense Command with headquarters in New York City with Post Exchange until it was discontinued. He then worked for the PX of Royal Artillery Unit of England which was in training along the East Coast. He was then transferred to the European Theater in a transportation department.

After the Army, he worked in construction and then took a position at Empsall’s Department Store in Watertown and worked in the shoe department until retiring in 1973.

He married Lucille Giles Trude Jan. 28, 1960 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Black River with the Rev. Douglas Norwood officiating. Mrs. Clark died Dec. 12, 1988.

Mr. Clark was a member of Dexter Lodge 1072 Free and Accepted Masons, American Legion Post 583, where he served as Commander until moving to Black River where he joined American Legion Post 673. He was also a volunteer at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, and on the advisory board for the Office of the Aging.

Surviving is a nephew, William Lees Jr., Watertown. A brother, Herbert K. Clark, died in 1986.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Dexter Cemetery with the Rev. William Palmer, pastor of Dexter United Methodist Church, officiating. The body will be cremated.

There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are with Johnson Funeral Home, Dexter.

CLARK, Lucille L.
Watertown Daily Times, Dec. 14, 1988, p. 26

North Country Artist Lucille L. Clark Dies

Black River – A spring graveside commital service for Lucille L. Clark, 76, of 124 Howe St., retired employee of the F.A. Empsalls’ Dept. Store, Watertown and a north country artist, will be held at Dexter cemetery with Rev. Russel W. Champlin, rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church officiating.

Mrs. Clark died Monday at her home.

There will be no calling hours.

Memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 28 Arcade, Watertown, NY 13601 or to the Jefferson Community College, Outer Coffeen St., Watertown, NY 13601

Surviving are her husband, Harry P., two sisters, Mrs. William J. (Jeanne) Lees, Watertown and Julia Seltzer, Vallejo, Calif., and several nieces and nephews.

Born in Chaumont May 23, 1912, a daughter of Hector J. and Cora E. Giles she was educated in Watertown schools.

She married Alvah R. Trude, Jr. who died June 14,1958. She then married Harry P. Clark Jan. 28, 1960 at St. John’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Douglas Norwood officiating.

Mrs. Clark was employed as a sales clerk and department manager at Sears, Roebuck and Co, Watertown, later working as a sales clerk at the F.A. Empsalls Dept. Store, Watertown, retiring in 1974.

She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church and the North Country Artists Guild. Several of her paintings were displayed at the Flower Memorial Library and at north country art shows.

“The Milton Courier”, Milton, Wisconsin, Thursday, July 26, 1973, p 5.

Alfred G. Courtney, 86, of 109 Division St., died Saturday, July 21, in Mercy Hospital, Janesville, following a short illness.

The son of George and Frances Courtney was born July 14, 1887, in Wisconsin Rapids and had lived in Milton since 1900. His marriage to Clara V. Fulton took place Dec. 21, 1910. She died May 29, 1953. He then married Bertha Spoden Dec. 9, 1960.

He was a self-employed painter prior to retirement.

Surviving are his wife; two sons, Edward of Mountain View, Calif., and George of Milton; two daughters, Mrs. Lester Arnold and Mrs. Roger Davidson, both of Milton; a brother, Charles of Milton Jct.; 11 stepchildren; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Robert, on Jan. 18, 1859, a daughter, Mrs. Chrystal Horkey on Aug. 19, 1969, and a sister, Mrs. Letty Holmes.

Services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, July 23 from the Albrecht Funeral Home, the Rev. Keith Schroerlucke of Faith United Methodist Church officiating.

Burial was in Milton Junction Cemetery with grandsons Steven Arnold, Gordon Wenham, James Courtney, Robert Roth and John Davidson as pallbearers.

COURTNEY, Charles F.
Janesville Gazette, April 30, 1988, p. 2B Obituaries

Courtney, Charles F.

Milton – Charles F. Courtney, age 89, died this morning, Fri, April 29, at Mercy hospital. He lived at 238 E. Madison Ave., Milton. He was born Sept. 22, 1896 in Wis. Rapids. He lived practically all his life in the Milton area where he had farmed. He was married to Relda Burdick Oct. 1, 1919. She died in 1980. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Milton. He was a former Milton Grange Member.

He is survived by 1 son, Fred of Beloit; 1 daughter, Mrs. Frances Trewyn of Whitewater; 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Mon. , May 2, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Milton. Friends may call Sunday Evening from 7:00 to 8:30 at the Albrecht Funeral Home, Milton. Burial will be in the Milton cemetery.

Janesville Daily Gazette, Tuesday, June 17. 1930

George Courtney Buried in Milton

Funeral services for George W. Courtney, Milton Junction farmer who died Saturday, were held Monday afternoon at his home and burial made in the Milton cemetery.

George W. Courtney was born in Talsonburg, (sic) Ontario, Canada, Feb. 9, 1860, the second son of Alfred and Nancy Courtney. He spent his childhood in his father’s home and when 21 he came to Grand Rapids, Wood county. There he met and married Miss Della Parker in 1883. They made their home in Grand Rapids until 19_8 when they moved to Milton Junction. For the past four years he was in failing health.

Mr. Courtney was of genial nature and made many friends. He was a loving husband and a fond father. Mr. Courtney is survived by his widow; one daughter, Mrs. A.G. Holmes, Milton Junction; two sons, Alfred and Charles Courtney living on the home farm; seven grandchildren. One brother and two sisters live in Canada.

“The Milton Courier”, Milton, Wisconsin, Thursday, June 11, 1987, p 24.

George Courtney, 67, of 224 W. Madison Ave., died Monday, June 8, at home.

Born May 30, 1920 in Milton, to Alfred and Clara (Fulton) Courtney, he married Edna Horn on Jan. 9, 1940, in Rockford, Ill. He lived in the Milton area his whole life and was employed for 41 years by Parker Pen as a truck driver retiring in 1982. He was a noted softball enthusiast.

He is survived by his wife; three sons, John, James, and Jerome all of Milton; one daughter, Mrs. Judy (Gordon) Wenham, Milton; one brother, Ed [line of text obliterated by film reader] sisters, Della Arnold and Mary Davidson, both of Milton; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert and a sister, Crystal Horkey.

Funeral services will be held today, June 11, at 11 a.m. in Albrecht Funeral Home, Milton with the Rev. Charles Lance officiating. Burial will be in Milton [Junction] Cemetery.


2 thoughts on “Obituaries A-C

  1. I was born in Bronte Ontario .. and continue to live in Halton county. My 3rd great grandmother was Elizabeth Hunsman(Huntsman?) who married Nicholas Cramer (b1790) in Sussex NJ in 1810.

    Their daughter Elizabeth Catherine Cramer married Alexander ban MacDonald ..

    Son Archie MacDonald .. Son Asa McDonald (sp changes) .. to my mother who was born in 1924 .. So from at least 1856, the family lived in the Halton county area.. Before that I am not sure.

    Does any of this sound like your family? Thanks ..


    • Hi Shirley,
      The only thing that sounds familiar is the reference to Halton County. Samuel Cramer, b. 1801 in Ontario – (I have not been able to document his parents). Nicholas Cramer, b. 1790 could not be his father. Samuel Cramer and Mary Ann Douglass were married in Nelson, Halton County, Ontario. It’s conceivable that Nicholas and Samuel could be siblings. But that is speculation on my part.

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